Soy Based Wiring in Honda and Toyota Vehicles May Attract Rodents!

Certain Honda and Toyota vehicles have incorporated environmentally friendly car wiring made out of soy-based biodegradable wire coating.  However, it turns out the soy-based coated wiring is attracting mice, rabbits, and squirrels causing damage and creating potentially dangerous conditions for vehicle owners.

As a result, class action lawsuits have been filed against Honda in California, (Daniel Dobbs et al. v. American Honda Motor Co. Inc., case number 2:16-cv-00456, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California), and Toyota in Texas and Florida, to name a few (Browder v. Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. et al., case number 3:2016cv03387, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; Toler v. Toyota Motor Corporation et al., case number 5:16-cv-00727, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida).  Other vehicle manufacturers are suspected of using soy based wiring that may attract rodents and cause significant damage.

If you own a vehicle with soy based wiring contact Jose Garay, APLC at 949-208-3400 or e-mail for a free consultation.


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Daniel Hyun is a California Employment Law Attorney and is counsel in Jose Garay, APLC (  Mr. Hyun earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and studied as a visiting scholar at UCLA School of Law, ranked 18 and 17 respectively by US News World & Report in 2017.  During law school, Mr. Hyun received the prestigious CALI Award for receiving the highest grade in his Mediation Theory and Practice course and was a Scholar in Law recipient.  He also made the Dean’s list for being in the top 20 percent of his class, and received high grades in Contracts, Torts, Ethics, Pre-Trial Litigation, Mediation, and Asian American Jurisprudence.  Mr. Hyun was also an Associate Editor for Washington University School of Law’s Law & Policy Journal.  Prior to law school, he graduated from the University of California San Diego and double majored in Political Science: Public Law and Communications, and received multiple Provost’s Honors for having a 4.0 G.P.A.

Mr. Hyun is a member of the California State Bar, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and California Employment Lawyers Association.  He has played a critical role in prosecuting and settling multi-million-dollar class action lawsuits.  Mr. Hyun litigates wage and hour, and consumer class actions, and single and multi-plaintiff litigation involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination lawsuits in California state and federal courts.  Mr. Hyun provides free consultations and may be contacted at 949-208-3400 or via e-mail at

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